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Guild Wars 1 just received a considerable graphical improvement

TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
Two devs on their own time decided to give a go at improving render distance, 8x Anti-aliasing among a few others improvements where bug fixing is included.

https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Feedback:Game_updates/20180509

and the video showing the changes


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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,416
    That is actually awesome .. dam it .. now i want to play it again..
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  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    edited May 2018
    Scorchien said:
    That is actually awesome .. dam it .. now i want to play it again..
    Yeah, got me to reinstall. But havent played in easily over a decade at least lol. Last played it way before WoW was even released. I don't remember character names, or email I used (well, its one of three emails and I have access to none of the three emails since I deleted them) and definitely don't remember the password. All I have is the steam CD key lol.

    Hopefully support is able to do something for my old account. Really just have the CD key to prove its me lol.

    I do remember the character building in GW1 was (and is) amazing. You could do meta and copy everyone, OR you can do a HUGE amount of build varieties and all kinds of things. Can even make a nerfed build and try it as a challenge, or just a fun general build that wasn't good or bad. There was so much variety to each character
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  • DijonCyanideDijonCyanide Member UncommonPosts: 586
    Wow, impressive indeed & totally unexpected.  I haven't played GW1 for a long time now, but this is enough to get me to log-in & at least check it out again.  Those two Devs & anyone that aided them deserve some accolades!
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  • Asch126Asch126 Member RarePosts: 542
    If only they did similar stuff for GW2, taking their free time to add/fix stuff.
  • SephirosoSephiroso Member RarePosts: 2,019
    edited May 2018
    Asch126 said:
    If only they did similar stuff for GW2, taking their free time to add/fix stuff.
    I think they tried(and failed) with stories lol. Oh man, i still remember when stories was first being introduced/marketed. So many people were shitting bricks thinking it was going to be revolutionary.

    Same as when EQN's "storyboards" was gonna be next level AI stuff. Ahh, thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 2,526
    That .. looks actually impressive. Ironically , GW1 is .. 13 years old? And still looks and play WAY better then ALL* KS projects, which ... says a lot about KS projects.

    * Fine ...citizen's, your .. graphics looks better ...
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  • SephirosoSephiroso Member RarePosts: 2,019
    edited May 2018
    IceAge said:
    That .. looks actually impressive. Ironically , GW1 is .. 13 years old? And still looks and play WAY better then ALL* KS projects, which ... says a lot about KS projects.

    * Fine ...citizen's, your .. graphics looks better ...
    Pretty sure gw1 is 17 years old  i was wrong, i'd delete this if i knew how.

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  • NephethNepheth Member RarePosts: 454
    edited May 2018
    I still play Gw1 time to time. There is still a very healthy community. You can always find other players for any pve content. If you wanna do pvp, RA and GvG communities are still very active. You can always queue for random arenas and find other players to play and there are a lot of GvG guilds to join. But the pvp community on Factions is pretty much dead. You can't find enough players to do alliance battles or other two pvp missions anytime you want but there are specific dates that community decides to do them.  Just follow the Gw1 subreddit and you will see the community events for alliance battles, jade quarry and fort aspenwood.

    Btw you can't see any other player on EU or any other server except US. If you wanna play with other players or need to sell/buy any items go to the US one. Everyone plays on that server. My friend did that mistake and thought that the game was dead.
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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Gorwe said:
    Two devs on their own time decided to give a go at improving render distance, 8x Anti-aliasing among a few others improvements where bug fixing is included.

    https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Feedback:Game_updates/20180509

    and the video showing the changes


    Wut? Can they finally finish the balance while they're at it? Some Attributes feel really meh. Imo, every attribute should be build worthy. Only Tactics, Command, Inspiration, Wilderness Survival and sorta Smiting Prayers and Motivation left. It's not such a big undertaking!
    That's not going to happen since these guys did it on their own time, not as an official project for ANet. The game's been in maintenance mode for years.


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  • AegirisAegiris Member UncommonPosts: 49
    TheScavenger said:

    But havent played in easily over a decade at least lol. Last played it way before WoW was even released. 
    Except WoW released in '04, like 6 months before GW.
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  • GameolioDanGameolioDan Member UncommonPosts: 50
    Wowsers... I'll have to get back in there and vanquish something while enjoying the greater view distances. No more blurry trees for me! :)
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,416
    edited May 2018
    Aight well went and jumped back in this morning ..

     And yes a very nice Graphic update .. The Terrain and draw distance are really nice now for such an old game .. Started playin around with my lvl 5 Monk to get reacclimated .. right away having fun .. and planning out a build..

      ps .. for me .. no discs needed and my GW2 credentials are tied to Gw1

       Also , i was a little surprised at the number of players so early in AM .. Good for GW :)
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  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Member RarePosts: 2,094
    edited May 2018
    Even if it was a side project for a couple of developers, this gives a couple of much needed points to Arenanet from me.  Have been incredibly disappointed with GW2 on the whole despite them learning from, and improving it with each expansion... so this gives me some hope that the developers at least haven't forgotten about the game that really started it all for them.  There was supposed to be a major update for "Guild Wars Beyond" to add onto the story that it started a ways back, as well as an expansion... maybe there's hope that they'll go back to it at some point in the future?  Similar to how Path of Titan got a surprise expansion and FFXI got an unexpected one years ago, as well.

    Whatever the case, it's got me into the Guild Wars feeling again.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 6,078
    Like I said on the other thread talking about this game. I wish I had more time I would honestly squeeze this game into it if I could.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,549
    GW is more of a proper MMO than GW2, but now in maintenance mode because we must all play GW2. :(
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 17,980
    This is more a case of allowing the graphics that should have been there day 1 instead of extremely limiting them/render distance.
    When i see LODfull it just tells me they were limiting the graphics,more just proving what i said from day 1,you get what you pay for.
    However FFXI sort of did the same thing,players figured out how to improve the graphics via registry tweaks.
    Overall the MMORPG industry is just so frustrating to watch,improving graphics on weaker games,design changes that leave me not wanting to play the games at all,terrible design decisions in newer games,there is VERY little choice for myself to find a quality well made game.
    As of this very day in 2018 i am still on that old fence of game play>graphics,i cannot accept most of the game play designs i am seeing in rpg's.

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Guild Wars 1 is the only game where I ever played a healer and loved it. Awesome game, but no time to add yet another game to my short list of "Things I Actually Have Time For". :(
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  • TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
    Aegiris said:
    TheScavenger said:

    But havent played in easily over a decade at least lol. Last played it way before WoW was even released. 
    Except WoW released in '04, like 6 months before GW.
    You are right. I thought GW1 was older. It feels like a long time since I last played, but it must have not been as long as I thought then.

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,161
    I'm thinking of buying a Steam key for the game and linking my old GW1 account. Has anyone here done that successfully? Does it resolve the Start Menu issue?
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 6,078
    edited May 2018
    ^^^^ you can do that really ?

    If it is on steam it will make it more likely I might play it a bit when I get time....time management is not my forte.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=238445792

    Found this step step instructions.
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,967
    Still have it installed after all these years and logging in now I see notes that on June 27th the store will be upgraded.  Interesting.  I loved this game when it first came out and will definitely give it a go.

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,161
    I bought the trilogy on Steam. Let's see if I can merge the two accounts without frackin' it up. :lol:
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  • psychosiz1psychosiz1 Member UncommonPosts: 188
    I loved this game when I played it.  One of the very few games I  pvp in and one of my all time favorite classes, the ritualist.  Looking forward to revisiting this game.
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 20,161
    Quick update. I already own each version and EotN. Arena Net won't let a key be added if it's already unlocked for the account. So to play on Steam all I need to do is log in. I could have purchased a single edition key and it would have worked, but I'm weird that way and it's not worth the effort of a refund, and refund event on my Steam account, for $10.

    My next thing will be to unlock the hero slots and combine some of my other characters with NPC heroes so I can run missions better.

    FYI you can still run "image" through Steam. Setting that flag will download all of the data and assets for the .dat file in a single go.

    Instructions (understand that with the -image flag in place you will not be able to run the game client normally):
    1. Right-click the Guild Wars library entry and select "Properties" from the context menu.
    2. In the "General" tab of the properties dialog click the button "Set Launch Options" and type the next line in the text box:
    -image
    3. Click OK through all dialog options until they're closed.
    4. Run the game. The game engine will start and this window will show:


    5. You can safely close the window with the 'X' in the upper right corner. When the download is complete it will close itself.
    6. Go through steps 1 and 2 above, removing '-image' from the text box.

    You can also add your character name and password to the shortcut too which will provide auto login. This exposes your ArenaNet account password in plain text on your system though, which is an unsafe practice. A malicious person knowing exactly where to look could in theory harvest that password and character from your system with targeted "malware". That hasn't happened to me in 13 years, but it's possible so fair warning.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,435
    One of the most fun games I ever played

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